On July 15th, I began writing my page on Eden, a lovely seaside town well known to Australians, probably a lot lesser known to people from overseas. I finished it this week and just went and checked the page to find I have 461 page views already, to me that is incredible - this isn't a capital city!
Hi all guys, for those of you who happen to be in Rome on August 5th here's a small story you might be interested...
In the fourth century, under Pope Liberius, a noble named Giovanni with his wife, having no children they decided to offer all their whealth to the Holy Virgin for the construction of a church dedicated to her. Our Lady appreciated their desire and appeared them in a dream the night between 4 and 5 August, indicating the place where the church would be built. The following morning they went to the Pope to tell the dream made by both, even the pope had the same dream: the Virgin told him the next morning would be an absolutely unusual event happened, and where it had happened, there would have had to build the church.
The next day, on August 5, 352 AC, full summertime, all the Romans were stunned: they found the Esquiline hill completely covered in snow.
Well, belive it or not, if you are in Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore (also know as Madonna della Neve, i.e. Virgin of the snow) at 9 p.m. on August 5th every year you will find yourself under a "real" snowfall!
Are there places in Kimberley where second hand magazines can be handed in to be recycled?
Hi All –
Excited to share some updates today.
1. Edit Travel Pages – You should no longer have any issues editing a page from your travel pages on a mobile device.
2. Tip Groups – If you create a tip group, and don’t write about it immediately, you no longer have to wait 24 to 48 hours for it appear. When writing the tip, it won’t appear in the dropdown, but simply click search and you will see it on the search results page.
3. Editing a Tip – Previously, if you edited a tip, it automatically moved to the end of your order. You will now find that if you edit a tip, it maintains its place in line.
4. Itinerary Content – There were some issues where those members with a great amount of content couldn’t get the “Add an Itinerary” page to load. This has been resolved.
As always, please let us know if you run into any issues with these new updates.
So will you all join me in wishing Dorrise (tropicrd) a speedy recovery after her accident in the kitchen.
Goes to show how dangerous cooking can be. Dorrise was steaming potatoes....slipped on the condensation that dripped to the floor,
and ended up with a smashed ankle. Now she is waiting for pins and plates and screws and all the works. But she is being looked after like a queen....
and is being visited by loving family and friends.....and the view from her room is almost worth smashing her ankle for.
So I am sure Dorrise the many VTers who love you wish you a speedy recovery.....just don't give away any secrets coming out of anaesthetic.
Flight MH370 Search Suspended?
Do you have any ideas for the medicine I should take whiling travelling? Thanks!
I entered a travel photo competition on an Australian photography site and won! My photo came in first against 39 Intermediate photos and then I went up against the Advanced photo winner who btw had a stunning shot of Brugge..... and I won... woohoo! :o)
The winning photo is on my Jasper, Canada page here -
"Jasper - My Favourite Place in Canada by aussirose" - Jasper by aussirose
So hubby and I are off end of April 2017 to an all expenses paid Photo Tour in New York!
Can't contain my excitement any more. Just have to share :o) lol.
Just wonder. Or it's just for me....
OK, guys, knowing this crowd, this should be an easy one!
What are the ten most unusual pubs / bars in the world? It could be because of location (you have to hike for miles to get there), physical makeup (like the ice bar in the ice hotel in Northern Sweden), some strange local custom (like the Bun House in East London), etc. Whatever the reason, let's put together this list for our next top ten. If you have a tip and photo on VT, even better, please link to it. Please let me know what makes it unique, unusual, special, etc.
As always, finished article will be posted here with credit to those who helped. virtualtourist.com/press-cen...
OK, folks. Link to vote for where Euromeet 2017 should be held is here! Share with your friends. Depending on the results, we may also have our 2018 location as well! Please only vote if you are actually considering attending EuroMeet next year. Thanks!
Davidjo..his wife Helen and hosts Mark and Gloria meet at the Deck in Mooloolaba with wise23girl and wisedancer. Unfortunately Al2401 was working
I know this has been discussed before on the Misc. forum but I just stumbled upon another Air NZ safety video. We have already had the "nude" and Lord of he Rings versions but now we have the "Men in Black" version for the Rugby World Cup. For those who do not follow rugby and I appreciate VT is a global entity, New Zealand are known as the "All Blacks" because that is the colour of their kit.
Not only does it feature current members of the squad but also people like their arch enemies, Martin Johnson (former England captain), David Campese (former Australian player) and Augusto Pinochet (former Argentinian captain) but I think it actually works. I am lucky enough to have flown many times but I just switch off during the mandatory safety briefings. I know where the life-jacket is, I know where the emergency exit is, I know where the oxygen mask is going to come from but I would watch this purely for amusement sake.
Do you think it is a worthwhile thing to do by giving a serious message in a light-hearted way that people might actually watch or is it a waste of time?
Apologies for the possible hiatus but my internet connestion dropped out for no apparent reason. Here is a link.
Apologies to many people round the world for whom football (soccer) means nothing at all but I have just heard on the BBC, who are normally pretty reliable on sports matters, that Sam Allardyce is going to be appointed as the next England manager. This follows the resignation of Roy Hodgson after England performed so abysmally at the recent Euro 2016 Championships. Of the home nations Northern Ireland and Wales bothcovered themselves in glory for different reasons but England were, frankly, disappointing.
So football people, what do we think? Is Sam really the man? I think he is a decent manager although there have been persistent rumours about some of his business / transfer practices but obviously this will not be a consideration in the national side. Any thoughts?
I am visiting Vegas soon and I have been dying to try one of those outrageous Bloody Mary's with a meat stick or a sandwich hanging from it. The problem is I am going mid week. Are there bars that will serve one in the middle of the week?
Just returned from our 5 week trip throughout Europe and returned to many Happy Birthday messages on my page.
Thanks to one and all.
I love getting postcards from all of my VT friends of the places they have been. I have been collecting them and putting them in a scrapbook to share with my son Sebastian so he can be inspired to travel the world. DAO has also sent me magnets from so many wonderful places and I get to look at these every day on my fridge. When I travel, I love to collect local crafts, anything made from local materials, like ornaments or little statues (Trekki and Goodfish gave me wonderful ornaments from Germany when I tried to go shopping on a Sunday and it was closed!). What about you? What do you collect when traveling to remind you of your travels?
4,6,8,9,13........ do you know the next number is ......?
This is the entrance examination for 6 year old kids here. :(
I am having so much trouble getting my regular pain medicine in the us. It seems the Drs. & the DEA have something new going on , trying to put everyone on a pain pump or just plain get them of of opiates no matter if they require them or not. I have 17 vertebrates fused & spinal stenosis among other serious problems. I am in a wheelchair now unable to walk or function at any level without pain medication. I am wondering if I can go to a Mexican Dr. & get a valid prescription for pain medicine & fill it in Tijuana?
I know about posting meetings here and will do so, but wanted to ask here as well about the possibility of meeting some folks on our next trip. We will be in Croatia for about a week starting August 8 and then in Poland for about a week following that. Anyone else planning to be in those parts during that time? If so, maybe we could meet for a drink or a meal.
I used to always carry an international calling card when travelling in order to be able to call back to the US from abroad, without incurring exorbitant fees. I will soon be travelling to Africa (Kenya and Rwanda) and will have a world-enabled cell phone (at $3-$4 per minute) and a Skype app (works only with excellent wifi), I like to have other options. Two years ago I spend $200 in phone charges trying to track down lost luggage from Hong Kong.
It seems that international calling cards no longer exist, or if they do, can you still use them from most hotels? Maybe they are outdated technology - anyone know?
We travel a lot and I like to make printed albums of our journeys. Basically what I do is the following:
- Take pictures every day of the places which we visited - on my Samsung cellphone (It's as good as a camera for me)
- Write some story on the background of the place or photo
- Take photos of train tickets, hotels, restaurant slips, etc. as memorabilia
- Recording what happened during our trip like Brexit, the American Presidential campaign, other main events, etc.
- Download some information from the web about the places where we were, i.e. the story of the Eiffel Tower
- Create a map of where we where on which dates.
All this then goes into the book.
BUT I want to do it digitally for printing the book when I get home.
I have searched the web for solutions and have not found the ideal APP yet. I have a Samsung phone as said and a Macbook. Some Android apps don't sync with Mac and the other way around. I have looked at Journey, Trip Journal Lite,Journi, Bonjournal, Find Penguins, etc.
I am not into Facebook or sharing of stuff - it's just for us.
Maybe someone can assist here. It would be appreciated.
Military Take over in Turkey (Closed Thread)
BBC news is reporting military take over in Istanbul and Ankara - sketchy info at present.
Sibel -Reventulet is safe in Istanbul, but not sure what is happening- we're communicating via FB.
I was just listening to Johnny Cash "I've been everywhere" and it made me think I haven't been to anywhere! What songs make you think about travel? Do you have a song that you like to listen to over and over when traveling?
I live in the States right now and I am planning to take a job in London, UK. I wanted to know what is a good salary to live in London as I am not aware of the general cost of living. I do not live a lavish lifestyle. I don't have issues sharing flats. I am planning to cook 4 to 5 times a week and might eat out only once or twice a week. I am also not planning to buy a car for the first 6 months and I will be using the London tube service.
Appreciate the inputs.
Bonne Fête nationale à tous nos amis français!
Vive le 14-Juillet! Vive les bals, vive les vacances et Vive la France!
Best wishes to France and all citizens on this 14 July Day!
Here's a painting of that day, from The Met. (14-Juillet rue Daunou, 1910, by Childe Hassam.)
So I just bumped in to vt member catherinereichart in a small town in Brazil.
Pretty damn good that she recognized me, considering that we have never met in person before.
Following up on the "Travel-class" thread. I have previously noticed some seem it unfair that it's easier to travel abroad some places more than others. Should states in larger countries perhaps count as "abroad"? After all, a trip from Vancouver to Montréal is some distance, or Seattle to Miami? Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok?
One of my favorite things from travel is meeting interesting and good people. On my latest foray into Montana, I met VT member Dymphna and a very talented artist named Steve Lillegard. Steve asked if he could draw me and the results are my new profile picture, complete with VT hat. Love it (and enjoyed my all too short time with Dymphna (AKA Leighann).
No, not the type of seating while traveling, but a new class of people globally that travel at least once a year to a foreign country for leisure.
A study done by Visa shows that this group of people will increase 35% from 2015 to 2025.
(So I guess that means a rise in VT memberships?)
What is your annual average for number of trips to other countries?